Scientist lashes ‘irrational’ green groups for hypocrisy over GM crops

A pre-eminent Australian crop scientist and the former head of the world wheat breeding centre has launched a scathing attack ...

Stand-off looms over US plans to cut GMO crop oversight

Efforts to write benefits for biotech seed companies into U.S. legislation, including the new Farm Bill, are sparking a backlash ...
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The benefits of GM crops: The studies pile up

A number of recent studies and reports have continued to provide evidence that genetically modified crops provide significant benefits to ...

India: GM rice rakes up controversy, Agro-Biodiversity committee wants pro-GM chairman out

The new genetically engineered rice named as “Designer Rice” is raking up fresh controversy. The difference of opinion has already ...

Senior advisor on biotechnology to US Secretary of State says Europeans are “strongly against GM foods”

Jack Bobo, senior adviser on biotechnology to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, recently delivered a talk at University College ...

In defense of GM crops: Pro-biotech writer explains why GM crops save money and lives

A recent scientific study in Nature reported that merely cultivating GM crops provided a healthy boost to the local ecosystem, ...

China: Australia can feed our “dining boom” with GM crops

The Australian government’s first national food strategy underscores what agricultural scientists have been saying for the past decade – that ...

US and South American farmers unite to support biotechnology in the European Union

Farmers who produce 90 percent of the world’s soybean exports have joined forces to support biotechnology in the European Union ...

Biting into GMO apples: Are there any risks?

Last week The New York Times printed a story about the Arctic Apple, which is genetically engineered not to turn ...

Safety fears over use of GM animals

The first step towards approving the use of genetically modified animals to make so-called ‘Frankenstein foods’ has been unveiled by ...

Protest grows against releasing genetically altered bugs

A counter tracking online signatures to a petition that protests a Florida Keys mosquito-control plan changed by the minute Friday, ...

House Ag Committee takes aim GMO regulation, says anti-biotech writer

Surprising no one, the House agriculture committee has passed a boldly regressive farm bill draft—trumping the recently approved Senate version ...
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Foods of the future: What you’ll be eating in 2035

In a new book, The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food, author Josh Schonwald examines how foodies, ...

USDA seeks comment on nine biotech crops in bid to speed reviews

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on nine new genetically modified crops developed by companies such as ...

Agricultural biotechnology to develop genetically-engineered plants

Genetically modified mosquitoes are the newest ammunition against the worldwide fear of dengue fever. Brazilian scientists are ready to release ...
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Gates drops $10 million to develop GM crops

British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops – one of the largest single investments into ...

Scientist on a mission to save Africa’s forests

So how is Roux's work and research innovative? "It's because I am addressing tree health by looking at fungi and ...

India: Maharashtra may ban Monsanto’s Bt cotton

Maharashtra’s Minister for Agriculture, Mr Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, told Business Line that the State Government was left with no other ...

Anti-biotech food activists’ drive for mandatory labeling takes a double hit

Opponents of agriculture biotechnology have been loudly hailing the certification of a mandatory genetically enhanced food labeling ballot initiative in ...

Seeking a splice for better rice

A research team led by Kazuki Saito and Fumio Matsuda of the RIKEN Plant Science Center in Yokohama has begun ...

Controversial horse cloning alters Summer Olympics equestrian outlook

For fans of equestrian sports, the very existence of clones holds out the possibility of a game-changer. It won’t be ...

Salt-tolerant chickpea project to boost crop production

Researchers at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with research partners overseas, have identified which lines of chickpea grow ...

Salt cress genome yields new clues to salt tolerance

An international team, led by Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, and BGI, the world's largest ...

A greener way to raise cotton and combat nematodes

Richard Davis, a plant pathologist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Tifton, Ga., and his colleagues are hunting for ...

Biotech riders in proposed Farm Bill stir controversy

Critics of agricultural biotechnology say that genetically engineered crops can be harmful to human health and to the environment. They ...

Is it now time for GM?

2012 is the 16th year in which commercial GM crops have been grown and incorporated in feedstuffs. Since the introduction ...

Foodies mobilize against effort to speed GM approvals

Buried in the House Agriculture Committee's farm bill, approved yesterday after a 15-hour markup, is a provision that will speed ...

USDA speeds release of data on biotech crops

The USDA is speeding up the public release of data about genetically engineered crops submitted by biotech developers. Under the ...